First stop of the day: Mooresville Public Library, where Meghan Adams, the library’s Adult Program Coordinator, shows me into a room where tables are set with lovely teapots and platters of goodies. And to top it off, there’s an elaborate display of medical equipment to set the scene: an antique gurney, x-ray light box, doctor’s cabinet, and a skeleton!
Meghan had been reading my blog, so she knew Hubby was a coffee addict — and she presented us with a basket filled with coffee-related goodies to keep him happy on the road. Afterwards, she and her staff took me out to lunch at a local eatery, where I dived right into one of their grilled cheese and veggie sandwiches.
My evening event was at the White River Branch of the Johnson County Public Library in Greenwood. Before the speech, I was treated to dinner by members of the library staff and the board. By the time we returned to the library, the seats were already filling up — 45 minutes early!
The library had already anticipated a big crowd, and they had an overflow room set up with extra chairs, where latecomers could view my talk via Skype. A pretty ingenious solution! In the end, we needed every single chair, because over 130 people showed up.
So did Barnes and Noble — which sold out of paperbacks.
Biggest turnout so far on the tour — and so many smiling faces!
Only six more libraries to go. This tour is whizzing by.